MHG48569 - Ocean: Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth

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Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (08/05/2007 17:07:29)
ND16NW 8045 c. 11 69
N58 36 W3 32

NLO: Dunnet Head [name: ND 203 768]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Formerly also entered as ND16NW 8003.

Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.

See also ND16NW 8043 and 8044.

Thurso, 11th Oct. `The PLOUGH, from Bangor to Newcastle, is on shore to the Westward a wreck. The crew, except one, saved. The ISABELLA, of Belfast, for Dublin, is on shore near the former, and is also a wreck. The crew, and from 15 to 20 barrels of herrings saved. The OCEAN, from Quebec to Newcastle, is at anchor off Dunnet, water-logged and deserted by the crew.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7099, London, Friday October 16 1835

Thurso, 14th Oct. `The ISABELLA, of Belfast: the PLOUGH, from Bangor, and the OCEAN from Quebec to Newcastle, are total wrecks: the hull of the former, and 19 barrels of herrings, saved, have been sold. The PLOUGH and cargo will be sold tomorrow: and the OCEAN is in a very bad state, and much exposed to the weather and rocks: the vessel is all in pieces.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7100, London, Tuesday October 20 1835.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7100).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 11 October 1835). Ocean: this vessel was wrecked in Thurso Bay.
Registration: Newcastle. Built 1814. 344 nrt.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.5 W3 31.5).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.
The location of loss cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 June 2005.




<1> RCAHMS, 02/2008, Annual update from Canmore, 272902 (Dataset). SHG24123.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 10 69 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet ND16NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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